Okonite Reviews

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Victor A. Viggiano
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  • Great job for a female who has no ambition.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Okonite full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely steady company; employee owned. Great Benefits. Company is basically debt free and rock solid.

    Cons

    Will not promote or hire women into Outside Sales positions (has one token female Outside Sales Rep) company wide. Does not pay competitive salary for its industry.

    Advice to Management

    Promote personnel based on merit and skill rather than length of employment with the Company. Demote those in authoritative positions who have proven not up to the task or realign their job responsibilities so that personnel under their supervision do not have to carry the burden of their superior's load as well as their own. Support and reward the efforts of the hard working, dedicated over achievers.


Okonite Interviews

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Okonite in May 2011.

    Interview

    All hiring is done through a recruiter. Very simple, had an interview lined up within 4 hours of finding out about the job. Met with mid level management. Very informal. I felt like I was interviewing them, barely any questions about my background. I was very bored during the interview but felt it my duty to continue on. Went to corporate HQ the next day. Met with senior management. Got a good feeling that they wanted me and would take care of me.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your past experiences and how it would relate to the present job   Answer Question
    • They kept asking me questions about my lack of experience   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation salary wise, I didn't really try either. They made a decent offer that really, in my eyes, wasn't worth fussing over. They were flexible with my start dates. Unfortunately everything went through the recruiter, would have been nice to talk directly with management but they freely admit they don't like the hiring process.

Okonite Awards & Accolades

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Employee Ownership 100 , National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.okonite.com
Headquarters Ramsey, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1878
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Thomas Edison had a bright idea, but it was The Okonite Company that prevented it from being too shocking. Okonite was one of the first US makers of insulated electrical wire and cable. Early customers included not only Edison but also telegraphy pioneer Samuel Morse. Still a leader in the insulated electric wire and cable industry, Okonite specializes in control, distribution, instrumentation, power, signal, communication transmission, and special purpose wire and cable products for high and low voltage needs. The company supplies its products to chemical plants, electric ... More

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